Just before Christmas I decided I would put some bird feeders up on the trees close to the office I work at as there are so many wild birds round there just to see how many I could spot. I bought a few feeders from Wilkinsons and a supply of food and the bird buffet was soon up and running! And it’s been GREAT!! I’ve always enjoyed watching birds feeding and I can remember doing just that with my Grandad when I was little.
Over the last few weeks I’ve seen increasing numbers of birds feeding, including a Pied Woodpecker! I’ve never seen one of them before and had to quickly google the species to make sure my bird spotting skills were still ok. I was right and discovered it was a female just like the photo below.
In addition to ‘Woody’ I’ve also seen Great Tits, Blue Tits, Long Tailed Tits, male and female Chaffinches, Sparrows, the resident Robin and a few others he/she had a bit of a scrap with and a few other species I still need to identify.
As I’ve loved watching them so much at the end of last week I decided I’d take my camera to work and take a few photos during my dinner breaks and pop them on here. Here are a couple of the photos I took today.
You will have to excuse the slight fuzzyness of the photos but while my camera is great at taking photos of my stained glass pieces it’s not too great at distance shots, even with the zoom.
I also have a few ‘thieves’ nicking the bird food, especially the nuts, and today I while I was taking the photos one of them decided to make an appearance!
I just love watching the acrobatics the Squirrels get up to to try and raid the bird feeders and I’ve seen them hanging off the bottom of the fat ball holders having a munch on them. The little wotsits!!
Hopefully I will be able to get some other photos over the coming weeks as I will be taking my camera to work more often.